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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.


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Plovmand (8623) - Grindsted, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden with a steady white head. Acid, fruit, citrus and barnyard in aroma. The flavour is citric, sour acidic, sweet fruity and very dry. Very delicious.

4.1
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
(on bottle) Dark yellow, small white head. Great sent here; true mould and tart grape, as in Grappa. Rounded malts, with that sour zing of yeast being totally untamed. The beers carbonation is perfect and leaves a last, almost vinegarlike finish, right on the spot.

4.2
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 375 ml bottle. A hazy dark golden beer, with a large, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), heavily yeasty (cheese, wet earth/mold/mushrooms, barnyard, leather, dust), with notes of wood and citiric fruits, with a white wine hint. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, Watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry and long finish with light bitterness. Oustanding rendition, uber-yeasty, yet not super estreme. Drinkable, to the contrary. Great for a hot summer evening.

4
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
375 mL bottle at Monk’s on 10/4/09. Pours a clear dark golden with a little white head. Aroma dominated by lemon and grapefruit. Solid sour tartness, but not to the point of puckering the cheeks. Pretty decent gueze, especially given the price.

4.1
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
375ml bottle. Hazy yellowly color with just a crown of lace around the edges, lacking in carbonation. Super funky barnyard smell combined with burnt rubber. Makes normal people cringe and recoil (I had my friend smell it who doesn’t like beer like this and his nose crinkled in confusion and horror). The taste is that of barnyard hay, burnt rubber, old gym socks and subtle citrus crisp. The finish is a super funky lingering taste that makes me feel like I ate a stink bomb...I love it. As the beer warms up I taste granny smith apples. More carbonation would make it just that much better.

3.8
wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2009
37,5 cl bottle. Pours dark golden. Big white head. Lemon flavor, allthough little bit to sharp for me. This was my second Oude Geuze, i prefer the Girardin Oude Geuze White label. But still, nice beer!

4.1
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
’04 Bottle from the First Annual Chicago Sour Tasting, thanks to Andrew. Golden pour with creamy off white head. Great aroma of wood, white grape, mild barn yard funk. Bright sharp tartness leads off the flavor, followed by gentle woodiness, nice tannins. Nice dry finish. Very delicious.

4.2
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 bottle. pours a clear golden orange with a medium, soapy white head. Aroma has notes of lemon, grass, wood, perfume, and a pleasant basement horseblanket funkiness to it. Flavor has notes of lemongrass against a backdrop of horseblanket funk. nice lemony, barnyard tartness. Nice and dry. Awesome balance. A standard and great example of the style. Easily one of my favorite beers. Always enjoy drinking this. I’ve had some old bottles of this that were out of this world, but some new bottles have been so so.

3.9
jfb (6648) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
(bottle) pours a hazy orange colour with a frothy white head. aroma has lots of citrus and funk, with dry spices and hints of grass and roses. flavour is mildly funky, with some sweet bready notes and a mildly sour finish, wonderfully balanced. medium body and carbonation.

4.6
sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Pours hazy orange with a lacy medium head. Arom is...mmmm....gueze. Big lemon drop note with a fair helping of sour funk and a slight burlap note. Flavor is tart lemon, sour grapes, dusty cobwebs, a bit of earth, some burlap, wood, and a lemon drop aftertaste. Exactly what I wanted from this one, no surprises. A classic example of the style, which I admittedly like very much..


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